Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Daydream Cottage

For my "starter" home,  I chose The Arthur Dollhouse Kit from Greenleaf Dollhouses.  I found it for a great deal on and you can't beat the shipping costs.   It was both fun and frustrating to put together.  Even after researching all the do's and don'ts there was lots of sanding, some mallet banging and a bit of swearing involved when putting it together.  But still halfway through building it, I was already thinking of the next house to build.

The house has been christened "Daydream Cottage".  A single woman will live here.  It will be very girly.  (Maybe it's the house I dream of living in if I wasn't living with a husband and two active boys.)

The stones in the foundation have been made using egg cartons.  A trick I picked up from many of different sites I've come across.

Two of the rooms have 1/12 scale wallpaper printed out from Jennifer's Printables.  Two are from the local dollhouse store.

Though I love to shop at the dollhouse store, I'm going to try and make a lot of things for the Daydream Cottage.  This is not only to keep the costs down but to challenge my creatively.


  1. Hi!! I popped over after seeing you comment on Jody's blog :) Your Arthur looks fabulous- and if you are already thinking about your next project before you are done with this one you have lots of company! I have 5 projects going on right now- it's an addiction! Your egg carton stonework turned out fabulous- I am working on that same type of thing right now for a rooftop patio on one of my dollhouses. Hope mine turns out as nice!

  2. I love the name of your cottage. This little house is so pretty. I have two projects on the go at the moment - and another fully planned out and ready to go!! I am look forward to seeing how your house shapes up!